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Fahye ([personal profile] fahye) wrote2015-07-22 05:22 pm

some content at last

Recently [personal profile] schiarire sent me a list of writing questions she'd curated by, as she put it, cannibalizing various interviews in the Paris Review, and I'm going to treat them as one long, slow, meandering interview. I expect the answers will get wordy, and I definitely want to have them in one centrally-archived and easy-to-find spot. So I'm dusting off this blog instead of sticking them solely on Tumblr, despite that being--ENDLESS GERIATRIC SIGHING--where everyone hangs out and where most of my content is these days.

If anyone else wants to steal & answer any of the questions as well, go for it. Meme the hell out of it! It'll be fun!

Here's the full list; answers to start tomorrow:



1. Who would you name as fundamental to this conversation?

2. Can you say something about inspiration?

3. Do you keep a sort of abstract potential reader or viewer in mind when you work?

4. Was being a prodigy important to you?

5. What was your daily routine like in those days?

6. Do you think of yourself as a genre writer?

7. Do you still feel that tug between the urge to put something into language and the urge to fend off writing?

8. When did you decide that sex was important to your work?

9. In your writing, you seem fascinated with cities and the contact they provide. Where does that come from?

10. What is the role of research in your work?

11. Did you intentionally want to make something the reader can only speculate about rather than be certain of?

12. Have you matured as a writer?

13. Had your childhood been innocent?

14. Was your writing encouraged at home?

15. When did you begin to think of yourself as a writer?

16. Despite the silence, music often features in your books.

17. What are people missing or overlooking in your work?

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